Playing in TheatreWork’s New Works Festival

Okay, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover so let’s jump right in! Chairs. Stands. Lights. And voice. If you’ve been following this blog for some time you’ll know that I do my best to promote new work on stage. And new work often comes in various forms, and one of them are stage…

City Light’s Spring Shorts

I’m back on the saddle again –at least where stage readings are concerned. Thanks to Cara Phipps and Jeffrey Lo for offering me the opportunity to spend a night at the theater… I read stage directions for two playwrights this evening, Margy Kahn and Lisa Kang (The Devil’s in the Details and Faith, respectively). They…

The secret is out

Four Taino Indians, paraded by Columbus before Queen Isabella, vow to change history. Steeled by myth, each explores a new world in which hope, intimacy, and conquest collide, and Queen Isabella discovers that the world is bigger and more complicated than in her wildest dreams. The Secrets of the World was originally commissioned and developed…

Butt end of 2011. The retrospect.

If you read my post about taking care of TO DO lists, then this entry is a validation of those practices. At the end of 2010, I looked back at the year and realized I had done so much with some of my actions yielding successes that can’t measured by tangible items, but the value…

A room full of writers…and a bottle of wine.

ECCTYC. Nope, that’ not a typo. It’s an acronym for ENGLISH COUNCIL of CALIFORNIA TWO-YEAR COLLEGES. What do I have to do with this? Well, not much really, but Playwright Jeannie Barroga has plenty! To quote the write up on their site: An active Member of the Dramatists Guild, Jeannie Barroga is a nationally-produced playwright,…

A History of the Body…

…that’s the title of the latest stage reading I found myself contributing my voice and energy to. Here’s an excerpt of its whatabouts: A History of the Body, written by Aimee Suzara A History of the Body, a new multidisciplinary theater work by Aimee Suzara (founder of the Pagbabalik/Return Project) explores the impacts of colonization…

Abraham’s Altar

This was a whooper of a stage reading, for many reasons; Right on top is the fact that it’s based off of the playwright’s own life. ABRAHAM’S ALTAR is a story of a gay Vietnam War Veteran living in San Francisco. The story unfolds as, from what I felt, like a live-flashback. An element that’s…

It’s not a complaint, but, I die every time!

I’m talking about the characters I’m reading for in the developmental stage reading of “FRIAR LAZARO, or THE KING OF TERRORS“, written by Bridgette Portman. Another terrific reading hosted by the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco. Yep, second gig with them–I like em a lot! If you recall, I had an opportunity to work with…

JAPANESE DEMONS! (And how to date them)

Before you freak out and start accusing me of being racist…relax, it’s just the title of a play that I was cast in for a developmental stage reading hosted by the¬†Playwright Center of San Francisco. Remember a few months ago, when I participated in “THE MISADVENTURES OF NO ARMS NORMAN“? Well, this is something similar…

(No) Armed with a bottle opener and an imagination…

I’m back on stage! This time it was for a developmental stage reading for Richard Medugno‘s “THE MISADVENTURES OF NO ARMS NORMAN” directed by Susannah Greenwood. For those that don’t know what a developmental stage reading is: It’s a time when the playwright can hear/watch his piece be performed as a reading from live actors…